he had an idea! HE WOULD GIVE THE QUEEN A BED. The Queen did not have a bed because at the time beds had not been invented. So even Someone who. In this lesson, students read the book How Big Is a Foot?, by Rolf Myller. The King demands that a bed be made using measure of his foot, but the carpenter. Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying You will need: A copy of How Big is a Foot?; construction paper; scissors; rulers. the students you are going to read the story How Big Is a Foot? by Rolf Myller.

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We used outlines of our feet to measure items around the room and discussed why the measurements were different. Students can get involved in measuring activities in the classroom and they can also measure their feet in non standard measurement and check what their standard measurement is. This is a great book for teaching non-standard measurement that leads into standard measurement. How Big is a Foot? I guess the king in the story did have a small foot, so they made the size to go with his foot.

How Big Is a Foot?

Sep 13, Taryn Loyd added it Shelves: To view it, click here. I read it to my second graders since we are exploring measurements. From then on, they used only the king’s foot size when measuring so there would be no confusion.


It was the queen’s birthday and the king decided to give the her a bed. When they measured the King’s foot, everyone knew how to make the bed. Product details Age Range: Apr 17, Honah Miller vig it.

After reading this book we made can make tracings of our own feet and cut out foot long foot shapes to make an outline As a kindergarten teacher it is important to me to teach my students about standard and nonstandard units of measurement. Feb 18, Danielle Boles rated it it was amazing.

However, no one knows how big a bed is so the king goes through a lot trying to figure out the measurement.

More importantly, root understood why we have standard measurements in place. In my opinion, the pictures of this book are poorly done, however the content of it has powerful mathematical elements.

How can they figure out what size the bed should be?

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Are there any ways attention is drawn to the text by playing with size or position? However, the bed-maker’s foot was smaller than the king’s foot so the bed was made to small.

The Queen’s birthday is only a few days away. There is also very little context with the illustrations. This book is filled with a lot of catchy and interesting ways of measurement.

Mar 20, Chloe Jackson rated it really liked it Shelves: How Big Is a Foot?

How Big is a Bed? Students were making connection between the story and their hands on activities measuring space and objects in the classroom and at home. Rise and Shine on your Kindle in under a minute. Refresh and try again. Therefor he measures how big to make it using his feet. This book myller about a king who wanted to build a bed for the queen, so he measures with his feet how tall the queen is and sets out to find someone to build it. I used it in a math lesson on measuring with a second grade class and they had a lot of fun!


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How Big Is a Foot? by Rolf Müller

It discusses how we came to fpot a foot equates to 12 inches. This book uses a story of how the measurement of a “foot” was invented.

The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: This book is great for introducing non standard measurement and standard measurement iis students. I could use this book with students when exploring the classroom, measuring, and recording the lengths of different items using a ruler as well as their own choice of unit for measurement.

Common Core Standards K. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This book is awesome and every kindergarten teacher should have it.

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